nuTravel B2C joins Sabre Travel Network Preferred Booking Engine program, becomes North America launch partner
August 23, 2011 – Port Chester, New York – Online booking tool provider nuTravel is now a Sabre Travel Network Preferred Booking Engine provider – servicing North American agency clients throughout the United States and Canada seeking a leisure-oriented web booking solution. The new Preferred Booking Engine program was recently announced as a replacement for Sabre .Res and will unite Sabre Connected travel agencies with Sabre Authorized Developers that provide industry leading web booking engine capabilities.
nuTravel’s advanced B2C technology is poised to enhance that offering as a new, evolved product; custom-tailored to suit small, medium and large agencies by delivering a robust and intuitive consumer booking solution.
“Our B2C product in the marketplace is a perfect match for Sabre and the ideal solution to succeed Sabre .Res,” commented nuTravel president and CEO Carmine Carpanzano. “It has a consumer look and feel, is flexible, fast and easy to use – making it the perfect turn-key tool for any agency looking to build a new and profitable revenue stream that directly benefits its customers.”
With nuTravel B2C, Sabre agencies are able to sign up for the service online, customize the interface to match their branding and marketing requirements, add custom content and client support information, and have the whole site fully-functional and launched within hours.
Once live, users can search and book Air, Hotel and Rental Cars online in real time while applying agency discounts 24/7/365 – allowing agents to service more calls and handle the more complex itineraries that require the expertise of a travel agent.
Advanced search options built into the nuTravel B2C solution offer easy access to One-way, Round-trip and Multi-leg air searches with the ability to search by schedule or by lowest price. Travelers can find hotels based on airport proximity, property address, zip code or Points of Interest while creating/managing trips via Trip Templates (clone capability).
Hundreds of flight options are offered in one integrated display; users can sort by preferred airlines, price, and departure/arrival times or browse a graphical results matrix to find low fare alternatives. Comprehensive hotel results include crisp color photos, robust hotel details & convenient search/sorting options, crown ratings, area maps and hotel comparisons. A comparative car matrix lets users see more options all at once – including SUVs and vans – while filtering results by price or preferred vendor while taking advantage of negotiated rates.
At checkout, a clear, concise and secure billing process incorporates travel profiles for easy selection of predefined yet editable information. Items can be removed from the Billing page without having to re-search, while trip details can be saved as a Trip Template directly from checkout.
“We believe this is the next evolution for Sabre agencies looking to bring their capabilities online,” added Carpanzano.
About nuTravel Technology Solutions
Leveraging over 20 years of travel management and technology experience, nuTravel Technology Solutions delivers the industry’s fastest, most comprehensive and flexible online corporate self-booking tools – providing a robust and intuitive selection of travel content -and smooth integration into travel management companies and corporations. For more information, please visit www.nuTravel.com.
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